HC Deb 24 June 1935 vol 303 c789
17. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether be has made any inquiries into the possibility or otherwise of growing soya beans in the United Kingdom for commercial purposes; and, if so, whether he will give the House such information on the subject as he possesses?


The Ministry has no further information on this subject beyond what I gave on 1st May in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Plaistow (Mr. Thorne), of which I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy.


May I ask whether the result of the experiments referred to in his reply on 1st May have been published?


Yes, Sir. There is a book, published by the Oxford University Press, on the soya bean by Miss Elizabeth Bowdidge.